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David Bradley Model 917.61201 'Dusty' the 'Hoveroni'


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#46 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Great little mowers! Glad some are being put back to work!


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Posted August 12, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Here is the David Bradley 36 featured on pg. 161 of the 1962 Sears Suburban-Farm catalog with full description and optional equipment...sure wish I had those dual rear wheels...

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 01:20 PM

The 1961 version of the same catalog features the db 36 on the cover...in what appears to be a gold paint job with orange wheels...it will be interesting to know how many years these were offered by Sears and how they were updated during that run...I prefer the blue/white/orange livery that Dusty and Sputnik share...perhaps they are both '62 models?

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Posted August 12, 2016 - 05:50 PM

I am curious as to what the SN is on your machine as well as what is the SN on your motor?

My machine is #1435 w/ the motor in the 111,000s


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Posted August 13, 2016 - 09:02 AM

The serial# of the mower is 1357.

The serial # of the engine is 111893
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Posted August 21, 2016 - 02:05 PM

I just had to tell some one ! After a lot of work cleaning out the gas tank . And new fuel filter in-line (Used a John Deere tractor model)

New battery - New petcock - Seat Cover . I got this old girl running again !!  :thumbs:

Started on the 3rd kick after sitting for 25-30 years - It was smoking , because of the added oil in the head and I used pre-mix in case the injection oil system was not working .

But she goes thru the gears and runs like a champ !!

1971 Suzuki 'Savage' TS250  :dancingbanana:

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 05:35 AM

Sweet :thumbs:     Those old endures are bringing a pretty penny around here , seems like everyone wants a simple on/off road machine .  


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:39 PM

I noticed that . I am looking for a 1972 TS125 like the one I bought when I was 16 . Good ones are bringing premium price . But I'd really like to get one ... This bike has a ton of history . I'll never let it go and only work to make it better . For myself though , the nostalgia of that old 125 , I worked hard to buy that thing back then and would love to see one again.

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 06:09 PM

Well , you know the story ... it is worth what someone will pay for it.

I found a good example of my old Suzuki 125

Not exactly the TS version but the same year .

This is the TC125J 'Prospector'

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I bought this today !!

I worked my butt off and saved my money when I was 16YO , I wanted a motorcycle and my parents said I could buy whatever I wanted to ... with my own money , they won't buy me one. So I worked and saved until one of these came along , I paid $235 in 1978 on a 6 year old machine that was not taken well care of , but was pretty good condition.

I paid more for this than I would have liked , but I have less in it than my 59DB :smilewink:

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It makes a great companion to My uncles 250 Savage :thumbs:

I know this is a Tractor forum , sorry for the sidetracks , These are sitting in front of my DBs for what its worth :D


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 07:19 AM

My brother is in town from Calif . We were looking at the toys yesterday and I ran Dusty' for him . After sitting for awhile it was no trouble getting her started . He (not knowlegble about motors) even commented on how smooth and fine the 'Hoveroni' ran . Made me feel pretty good :D

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Posted October 21, 2016 - 05:19 PM

So I got her a little garden dump cart .

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To give 'Dusty' something else to do and me some more seat time :wave:

 


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 05:36 AM

That's cool!


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Posted October 22, 2016 - 06:00 AM

Awwww!
That's a nice piece.
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Posted October 22, 2016 - 11:32 AM

I like the rails on the cart. That's cool.


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